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Here are a selection of our blogs for your perusal:

For CEOs:

What Makes the Business Networks Great?
What Makes Business Networks Great? Extract from the book “The 5-Star Business Network”, written by Vivek Sood In 2012, when Facebook's[...]
Five Key Cornerstones of The 5-STAR Business Network
There are five key Cornerstones of success in building and harnessing effective global business networks So what are these 5[...]
Will Amazon Meet Its Waterloo In India
Sooner or later every empire builder starts a campaign which is too ambitious, too audacious and too resource sapping. That[...]
Business Networks or Social Networks – Which do You Prefer?
LinkedIn is a business network that allows you to socialise. Facebook is a social network that is trying to commercialise.[...]
Survey Finds More Than Half CEOs Do Not Believe in Social Media
At Global Supply Chain Group, we are highly interested in global business networks and that is the reason why, today,[...]
What is Supply Chain?
The expression “supply chain” was created during the 1980’s to explain the need to integrate important business processes. Indeed, supply[...]

For Boards and Chairpersons:

Understanding and Using Resistance – in Business Transformations Using SCM 3.0
19 years ago, when studying for MBA, our Professor in Change Management, Dexter Dunphy told us that Change Management is[...]
How Green is Your Supply Chain?
It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental pro-activeness as organizations are discovering that it makes[...]
The Second Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations
In this article I want to focus on the second biggest mistake companies make during business transformations. In case you[...]
Demystifying Supply Chains
I have been asked this question a lot on Quora, as well in my board and other speeches. A lot[...]
Upgrading Your Supply Chain to the Next Level? One Point that (Nearly) Everyone Misses
The meeting room was as sparsely appointed as most meeting rooms used for supplier meetings these days. There were no[...]
The Most Powerful Lessons of the History
Business leaders should look to history not the governments for a way out of the current economic morass says the[...]

For CXOs and VPs:

The Value of Loyalty?
I would not have known who Ed Catmull was, except for a passage in Steve Jobs' biography by Walter Isaacson.[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
High Demand for Real Supply Chain Experts
Good solid supply chain thinkers are in high demand and low supply. I would know, I run this company called[...]
Are Good Business Transformation People Worth Their Weight in Gold?
A Large Number of Business Transformations Over the past 18 years I have  facilitated, worked on, assisted in, and observed[...]
Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware
www.outsourcing3.com Beware the Story: Trust Your Emotions AND Verify All Facts Less that two-thirds of all outsourcing succeed because of[...]
Understanding and Using Resistance – in Business Transformations Using SCM 3.0
19 years ago, when studying for MBA, our Professor in Change Management, Dexter Dunphy told us that Change Management is[...]

For Managers and Analysts:

The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity
Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
Two Keys to Recession-Proof Your Career
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]

For Logistics Companies:

Tendering – The Only Way?
A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett One of the key activities of procurement is to obtain acceptable agreements[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Create a High Profile Internal Team to Identify Best Practices and Embed a Cost Conscious Culture
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In this tip I discuss embedding a cost conscious culture where you have[...]
What Causes Supply Chain Confusion
My last post "Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business" generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the[...]

For Supply Chain Software Companies:

From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]
Tendering – The Only Way?
A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett One of the key activities of procurement is to obtain acceptable agreements[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]

For IoT and SCM Automation /
or SCM Property Groups:

E- Learning; a philosophy not a manifesto
Stuart Emmett  takes a look at E-learning Wherever we turn these days all kinds of “e” are quickly growing and[...]
What Causes Supply Chain Confusion
My last post "Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business" generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Re-thinking Supply Chains
A look at rethinking supply chains By Stuart Emmett Introduction  - Why are so many companies constantly rethinking supply chains? Why[...]
Simplest Tip to Increase Your Income
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]
Will Amazon Meet Its Waterloo In India
Sooner or later every empire builder starts a campaign which is too ambitious, too audacious and too resource sapping. That[...]

For Boutique Consulting Groups:

What I Learnt About Business Transformations Fighting Pirates (Not in the Caribbean)! – Part 1
I was reminded of this story because I was talking about it in a workshop on business transformation last week.[...]
Assign Clear Personal Responsibility for Each Cost Line to a Single Individual
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which tip will be[...]
How to Prepare Simple, Effective Cost Management Reports (part 1)
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Effective management accounts are critical to a cost reduction initiative. Without it, your[...]
Find Your Way OUT of the Rat Race
After a while, the rat race tires you out. Even if you are winning the race, you still feel like[...]
10 Ways To Create Value Through Your Business Network
The key to realising value in your business is to use your business network. The marketplace has moved on from[...]
Two Keys to Recession-Proof Your Career
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
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